Aug. 30, 2021 —
Colleagues, as previously announced via ALCOAST Notice last month (ACN 068/21), the full administrative consequences of the Body Composition Program resume on 01 October 2021. I know this resumption brings stress and uncertainty across the workforce and I ask you to encourage your subordinate commanders to take time to hold frank and thoughtful conversations with crews in the coming weeks.
To aid in these efforts, I commend your attention to the Office of Work-Life Programs (CG-111) website with resources for members and commands to assist members in leading healthy lifestyles, which is located at:
Body composition is a key factor in individual personnel readiness. Hence it’s commander’s business; no leader should be surprised if they have personnel who can’t make weight, especially for those individuals who may face immediate administrative separation. I am sharing this Flag Voice with MCPO-CG, asking him and you to discuss the upcoming weigh-in with your Badges and Chiefs’ Messes. Please support our shipmates who need assistance or guidance complying with body composition standards.
Eric C. Jones
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard
Assistant Commandant for Human Resources